Tue, 12 Mar 2002 17:38:15 -0500
One point I have made to utility companies is that power-line noise is
sometimes caused by a serious developing problem. If just once every few
years, an RFI program prevents a line from dropping on the ground, they have
justified whatever it takes to run the program.
Ed Hare, W1RFI
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Ogden [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 10:01 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [RFI] WOW!!!!!!!
> on 3/9/02 8:15 AM, Pete Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Sorry that Tom had to go to the PSC, but I guess sometimes
> it takes that.
> > As for the utility's legal obligation, if you go to the
> ARRL TIS web site
> > you can find samples of letters the FCC has sent to various
> utilities tht
> > spell out their obligations in the RFI area. It's a very
> strong position
> > to argue from.
> Not only that, but RFI is caused by an arcing situation somewhere.
> An arcing situation involves a discharge of electricity.
> Electricity spent in discharging is less they have to deliver
> to customers.
> So it is an efficiency and cost benefit to them to fix the
> RFI problems.
> Every little problem may not be very much in terms of power
> grid efficiency.
> But if it is widespread, you add all those up and it most
> certainly does
> have an impact. These guys want to provide power with the
> least loss of
> that power from the substation to your home. Well, if they
> lose some of
> that power in arcs, they are wasting some power and hence
> losing some money.
> So there is certainly a benefit for them to fix it!
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